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Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Program

Section 35.77.010 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) provides that each city shall annually update its Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Program and file a copy of the adopted Program with the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) by July 1 of each year. The Program is necessary to allow cities and counties to obtain state and federal funding. For a project to obtain funding from the state, it must appear in the agency's current program. Since the state also disperses federal highway funds, this requirement applies to federally-funded projects as well.
 
The Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program lists planned transportation projects for the remaining year and the ensuing six years. The program includes roadways, bridges, non-motorized facilities, sidewalks and other capital related transportation projects. The program is based upon anticipated revenues versus desirable projects. There are always more projects than available revenues.
 
It is also important to note that the adoption of the program does not irreversibly commit the City of Tacoma to construct the projects. A project may be canceled at any time during the course of study or design. The program may at any time be revised by a majority of the City Council, but only after a public hearing.

 

2021 Amendment Review Process

The annual Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program amendment process is currently underway.  Presentations include the Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee on the proposed list of projects to be added to, removed from, or consolidated with other project in the draft program on April 14, 2021.  Other presentations include to the Transportation Commission on the proposed list of projects to be added to, removed from, or consolidated with other projects in the draft program on February 17, 2021, and to the Transportation Commission on the full draft program on April 21, 2021. 

 

The proposed draft Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program Amended 2021 and 2022-2027 is available for review.


The adopted Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program Amended 2020 and 2021-2026 is available for review. 

 

For questions, please contact Traffic Engineering.